“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death.  Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages.  Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid.”

- Bertrand Russell, from "Why Men Fight"

posted : Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

(Source: alexandraelle)

posted : Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

reblogged from : The Quiet Lion

“What we call civilized consciousness has steadily separated itself from the basic instincts. But these instincts have not disappeared. They have merely lost their contact with our consciousness and are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect fashion. This may be … physical symptoms … neurosis … various incidents … moods … unexpected forgetfulness … or mistakes of speech.”

  Carl Jung (thimblewitch via vulturehooligan)

(Source: hierarchical-aestheticism)

posted : Monday, October 20th, 2014

reblogged from : phantasmagoria

ursaminorjim:

Joseph E. Baker, The Witch No. 1, c. 1892.
Lithograph, 28.5” x 41.5”

ursaminorjim:

Joseph E. Baker, The Witch No. 1, c. 1892.

Lithograph, 28.5” x 41.5”

posted : Monday, October 20th, 2014

reblogged from : magasin des curiosités

I remember your collarbone, forming the tiniest
satellite dish in the universe, your smile
as the place where parallel lines inevitably crossed.

I remember your eyes: fifty attack dogs on a single leash,
how I once held the soft audience of your hand.

I’ve been ignored by prettier women than you,
but none who carried the heavy pitchers of silence
so far, without spilling a drop.

— Jeffrey McDaniel, “Letter to the Woman Who Stopped Writing Me Back” (jeanetteicdisorder via feellng)\

posted : Monday, October 20th, 2014

reblogged from : Jeanette-ic Disorder

“Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.”

— Eckhart Tolle (gnostix1 via occult101)

posted : Monday, October 20th, 2014

reblogged from : gnostix2

“ You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.
— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life 

(via notebookings)

(Source: larmoyante)

posted : Monday, October 20th, 2014

reblogged from : linzo

“ The past beats inside me like a second heart.
— John Banville, The Sea  (via analghesic)

(Source: sad-plath)

posted : Friday, October 17th, 2014

reblogged from : she who is

arsarteetlabore:

Paysage Au Claire de Lune, Jean Delville, 1887

arsarteetlabore:

Paysage Au Claire de Lune, Jean Delville, 1887

posted : Friday, October 17th, 2014

reblogged from : tiny particles of larger loves

“I had been struck by the analogy between neurosis and romanticism. Romanticism was truly a parallel to neurosis. It demanded of reality an illusory world, love, an absolute which it could never obtain, and thus destroyed itself by the dream.”

— Anaïs Nin (gnostix1 via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

posted : Friday, October 17th, 2014

reblogged from : gnostix2